Job Opportunity with Student Legal Services

Student Legal Services (SLS) is looking for TWO undergraduate legal assistants to begin at the end of February 2018. The position is part-time (about 10-15 hours/week) and would be a two year commitment.

SLS is the only on campus law firm that serves students at the University of Washington at all levels of their education. For over 40 years, SLS has helped UW students focus on their education by making legal matters seem approachable and affordable. By working at SLS, you will gain an appreciation of law in practice and will forge relationships with legal professionals in various fields.

Here is the link to the job posting:

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Two Education-Related classes for 1-2 credits for WIN 2018

Winter 2018 – Service Learning & Volunteer Opportunity

This independent study provides a rich, experiential learning opportunity for students interested in working with young children with and without disabilities while earning 1-2 credits for winter quarter.

Students serve as interns for an inclusive school break camp program, facilitating social skills through field trips and science experiments. In addition to supporting campers in day-to-day activities, students will participate in a professional learning community led by experts in the field.

This independent study is open to all UW undergraduate students, with priority granted to students in the College of Education.

Learning Objectives

  • Review strategies for supporting learners with and without disabilities
  • Learn and practice effective classroom management techniques
  • Identify strategies for facilitating social skills, through positive behavior support
  • Learn and practice prevention and de-escalation techniques for challenging behaviors

Additional Details

Please note that this course does not meet weekly, but requires participation in three Saturday training sessions and some online work, which can be completed at your own pace. Participants will receive a Right Response certification for participating in this part of the course. In addition to these training components, participants must be available to work for one week in an inclusive STEM program serving preschoolers with and without disabilities.

This program is scheduled for February 19-23, 2018. During February 19-23, students serve as an intern. As an intern, their primary role is to engage with kids during play, supporting kids during circle time and seated tasks, and supporting the group during field trips.

Participants will receive ongoing professional development and training during this time. There is a google form link in the attached flyer – the google form  has more details about the timing of the program as well as the contact information of the program coordinator, Tara.

EDSPE 499 Winter 2018 (3) (3).pdf

ECFS 499: 
Immigrant Young Children and Nature: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
1-2 credits
Tuesdays, 4:30-5:50
How can direct interaction with the natural world promote health, learning and development in early childhood?
How do young children access nature-rich play and learning environments? Who has access, and who doesn’t?
What can be done to make nature-rich learning environments more accessible and inclusive?
If these issues interest you, join us for ECFS 499! Courses will be offered Winter and Spring 2018 and can be taken singly or as a series. The Winter session will bring together guest speakers from multiple disciplinary perspectives to explore the relevance of nature-based early learning experiences for children from immigrant families. The Spring session will follow this with an introduction to core elements of nature-based early learning in practice.
For registration information, click HERE 
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Financial Planning Workshop for Study Abroad

Interested in Studying Abroad but worried about finances?

There are three Financial Planning Workshops scheduled for UW Study Abroad. The workshop will cover financial aid, scholarships,  cost comparisons, budgeting and strategies to generate extra cash before going abroad.

Tuesday Jan 23, 3-4:30, MGH 171

Wednesday Jan 31, 3-4:30, SMZ 580

Tuesday February 13, 3-4:30 EEB 303

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City of Seattle – Office of Emergency Management Paid Internships

The City of Seattle are recruiting for two paid intern positions.

Postings close next Tuesday, November 21st

Our January – June 2018 open internship listings can be found and applied through this link

The descriptions of the positions are below:

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Beinecke Scholarship – $34, 000 for juniors planning for graduate study in Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

Check out this scholarship opportunity with undergraduates planning ahead for graduate studies in arts, humanities and social science fields.

Eligibility for this year’s competition is limited to “juniors” (i.e. those planning graduation between December 2018 and August 2019), but freshmen and sophomores may appreciate learning about it now for application in future years. Please feel free to forward this info and attached is a flyer for posting as appropriate:

Beinecke Scholarship for juniors in arts, humanities & social science fields

The Beinecke Scholarship seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. The scholarship provides $34,000 for graduate study in arts, humanities and social science fields to juniors (based on graduation date) of exceptional ability, achievement, and who have financial need. Students must be nominated to compete for this scholarship, and the UW is able to nominate one student per year to compete for this national award. Students from all 3 campuses are welcome to apply for nomination.

If you are considering graduate studies in an arts, humanities or social science field, have a passion for that field, and financial need, consider applying! Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. There are no geographic restrictions on the use of the scholarship, and recipients are allowed to supplement the award with other scholarships, assistantships and research grants.

UW application deadline: Jan. 9, 2018, 11:59pm

UW application and nomination information:

UW online application:


To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must:

  • Have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise during their undergraduate career.
  • Be a college junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree during the 2017-2018 academic year. “Junior” means a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree between December 2018 and August 2019.
  • Plan to enter a master’s or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Students in the social sciences who plan to pursue graduate study in neuroscience should not apply for a Beinecke Scholarship. Also, students who plan to pursue professional school programs that emphasize skills and practical analysis over theory and research (such as law, business, education, architecture, journalism, clinical psychology, social work, etc.), are not competitive for selection at the national level.
  • Be a United States citizen, or a United States national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
  • Have a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid during their undergraduate years. Primary evidence of meeting this criterion is a student’s history of receiving need-based institutional, state or federal grants-in-aid. An institutional financial aid officer will be required to complete a Financial Data Sheet certifying that the student meets this criterion. During the selection process, the amount of financial need will be one of the factors considered with preference being given to candidates for whom the awarding of a scholarship would significantly increase the likelihood of the student’s being able to attend graduate school.

Information Sessions:

To learn more about this opportunity and the UW application and nomination process, please attend a Beinecke Scholarship Information Session:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, 12:30pm, MGH 171
  • Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, 2:30pm, MGH 171
  • Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, 3:30pm, MGH 171
  • RSVP to attend at, though drop-ins are always welcome.

Please feel free to contact Robin Chang in the UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards (robinc@uw.edu206-543-2603, MGH 171) with questions or concerns.

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2018 INSIGHT Summer Research Program – Now Accepting Applications!

We wish to inform you about an eight week paid summer internship through the University of Washington at Harborview’s Injury Prevention and Research Center, called the INSIGHT Summer Research Program.

Students in our program are matched to clinical research projects at Harborview and UWMC and partner with a University of Washington Medical School faculty mentor. Students will also meet and learn from peers and health professionals from across the country. Bringing together a diverse group of young people interested in health care and research allows HIPRC to create a unique and rich resource for students who seek to learn more about what they can accomplish in the field of injury and injury prevention.

Flyer – INSIGHT Research Program 2018

Check out the website, where interested students can find our application portal and all the details of the program:

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Are you interested in doing an internship in Washington, D.C. and earning UW credit?

The Washington Center (TWC) runs an internship program in Washington, D.C., that is open to all UW undergraduates in all majors and provides comprehensive service, including internship placement and housing. Placements include government agencies, corporations, nonprofits, museums, arts organizations, and international organizations. Hundreds of UW students have participated in this program since UW’s affiliation in 1977, and many made connections that led to post-degree employment.

At the informational meetings, a Washington Center representative and I will discuss the structure of the program, scholarships, the application process, and UW credit. The final afternoon sessions on both days will include the opportunity to talk with students who attended TWC this past summer.

WA State residents receive a $2500 scholarship from TWC and may be eligible for additional TWC scholarships to help defray the cost of attending. UW international students and residents of other states receive a $1000 scholarship and overall pay less for this program than the estimated cost of attending UW for a quarter. Additional discounts may be available for students interested in the autumn or spring semester programs.

TWC’s facilities are accessible to students who have disabilities. In addition, their Disability Services Coordinator will assist with accommodation at the internship and programming sites.

These are the upcoming application deadlines (for a full list of organizations that have earlier deadlines see
Summer 2018 (10 weeks), Priority*: 2/21/18, Regular: 3/14/18
Autumn 2018 (15 weeks), Priority*: 4/18/18, Regular: 5/16/18
Spring 2019 (15 weeks), Priority*: 10/17/18, Regular: 11/14/18
* Priority deadline is for scholarships above the minimum guaranteed

Regardless of your major, there is an internship in D.C. for you! Whether you want to do an internship this year or in three years, come to an information session to learn more.

If you can’t make it, contact me, Meera Roy, for an appointment (available online at — you can change the week at the top of the screen–or you can email me for an appointment time). Information is also available at TWC’s website,

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